Subject: Re: new sendmail spooling and dns
To: George Michaelson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Andrew Brown <email@example.com>
Date: 03/31/2003 22:48:22
>Is it worth mentioning that mailq, the eponymous link to sendmail doesn't
>report the clientqueue and so lulls one into a false sense of security?
mailq (as with sendmail -q) defaults to the main mail queue. to see
the contents of the client queue you must (a) be root (since regular
users can't see into that directory) and (b) pass -Ac to the mailq
>(all I found in my clientqueue were the intensely annoying vi 'editor mail'
>messages. I made the virecover process think sendmail was /bin/echo and found
>life at bootime got much simpler.)
oh! that one's easy to fix!
# echo 'start_cmd=":"' > /etc/rc.conf.d/virecover
and presto! no more annoying "vi lost your file" reminders. :)
|-----< "CODE WARRIOR" >-----|
firstname.lastname@example.org * "ah! i see you have the internet
email@example.com (Andrew Brown) that goes *ping*!"
firstname.lastname@example.org * "information is power -- share the wealth."